A Democrat who controls the White House wants to give taxpayer money to foreign entities that kill unborn babies.
Joe Biden recently signed a new executive order to rescind the former Trump administration’s Mexico City Policy, which bans giving federal funds to any nongovernmental organization (NGO) that helps mothers terminate pregnancies outside U.S. borders.
The order means NGOs based in foreign countries will remain U.S. government-funded, even if they are found to be encouraging or referring patients to have abortion procedures.
Biden described the clinical process of murdering infants as a step forward in delivering universal health care to everyone regardless of race, social status, and sexual preference.
“Across the country and around the world, people—particularly women, black, Indigenous and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and those with low incomes—have been denied access to reproductive health care,” the White House said in a statement.
“The memorandum reflects the policy of the Biden-Harris Administration to support women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States, as well as globally,” the statement added.
Biden criticized the policy, which former President Ronald Reagan championed back in 1985 and announced at a United Nations conference held in Mexico City. He confirmed he would continue the Democratic Party tradition of rescinding the policy.
“Like memoranda issued by President Clinton and President Obama before him, it immediately rescinds the global gag rule, also referred to as the Mexico City Policy,” the statement included.
Biden also ordered the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to consider whether to wind back even more regulations under the “Title X family planning program.”
“Undue restrictions on the use of federal funds have made it harder for women to obtain necessary healthcare,” the White House said in a later statement. “The Federal Government must take action to ensure that women at home and around the world are able to access complete medical information, including with respect to their reproductive health … the presidential memorandum of Jan. 23, 2017, (the Mexico City Policy), is [hereby] revoked.”
Activists from Planned Parenthood endorsed the 2020 Biden campaign and donated some proceeds from the pro-choice organization’s Action Fund, which aimed to raise $45 million for multiple Democratic candidates.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) described the November election as a “fight for our country’s very survival,” especially on abortion rights.
The Trump administration had amended several policies to limit women from accessing the controversial procedures. Then President Donald Trump appointed at least two conservative judges to the U.S. Supreme Court who are widely reported to support the federal government’s efforts to stop the killing of unborn babies.
PPAF acting President Alexis McGill Johnson said in a statement obtained by Reuters, “[Joe Biden] is committed to fighting for reproductive health and rights for all.”
The organization was also pleased with Biden’s support in passing the Affordable Care Act through Congress back when he was vice president in the previous Obama administration, which championed pro-choice rights.